Creating Notifications

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Create notifications

Notification Structure

Each maintenance notification contains header data, which is the information used to identify and manage the notification. The header data is valid for the complete maintenance notification.

You enter and maintain data in a notification item to determine a problem, find any damage, or view maintenance activity executed in greater detail. A notification can contain several items.

Activities document the work performed for a notification. They are particularly important for inspections because they prove that certain tasks have been performed.

Tasks describe the activities that are pending and which may have arisen only after the maintenance task was executed, such as creating a report.

You can also use tasks for planning purposes in certain cases (for example, if order processing is not active). When the process is not active, you can plan to assign different people to process the notification and monitor the execution of activities for specific time periods. Note, however, that no cost monitoring, material planning, or capacity requirements planning is possible for this type of processing.

The notification interface is configurable. You can adjust the number of registers and their values according to your requirement, in Customizing.

Notification Creation

Examples of maintenance notification without an object number are as follows:

  • When a malfunction report refers to an object that is not managed under a number in the system
  • When a maintenance request refers to a new object to be provided for an investment program

The view for the reference object can be selected for an individual notification or notification type in the following ways:

  • Functional location + Equipment + Assembly (former standard setting)
  • Functional location + Equipment + Assembly, whereby if a functional location has only one piece of equipment, this piece is automatically set for the functional location
  • Functional location
  • Equipment (with and without assembly)
  • Material number + Serial number (with and without the equipment number)
  • Without a reference object

Create a Maintenance Request Notification

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